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Department of the Month

October 1, 2007

Alliance Community Hospital’s Department of the Month for October 2007 is Central Sterile Processing.

Central Sterile Processing, a department of 8 Colleagues, is responsible for the cleaning and disinfecting for the entire hospital.  Everything from the instruments used in surgery to the equipment in patient rooms.

Experience plays a key role for this department.  Three Colleagues within the department have over 20 years of experience and are great teachers for not only for the other Colleagues, but also for Stark State students to which they teach.

When a Colleague or physician calls CSP, this department will go the extra mile to help however they can.  Oftentimes Colleagues are in need of items that this department does not have and they personally take it upon themselves to be sure that the request is taken care of.   Truly this group understands the Planetree philosophy.

Central Sterile Processing is perhaps one of the unsung heroes of the hospital, a group that takes care of situations and services before they are requested.  They handle thousands of instruments each day cleaning and sterilizing them for the OR and surgery floors, as well as completing other duties such as testing and cleaning equipment.  Without Central Services many departments would not be able to run effectively.

Melissa Johnston, CSP and Laundry Coordinator, wants Colleagues to know that, “We work very hard to have the right item at the right place at the right time.”

Johnston and the Central Sterile Processing Colleagues would also like you to know that when you have a need for instruments or equipment they can be reached at ext. 7290 and will do their best to meet Colleagues needs.

Central Sterile Processing will be celebrating National Central Services Week, from October 7 – 13.

Congratulations again to Central Sterile Processing on this great achievement. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication.  It is because of Colleagues like you that make Alliance Community Hospital is a great place to work.

Note: To keep up with the current language in this field, Central Services will be referred to as Central Sterile Processing or “CSP” for the foreseeable future. You will soon hear them answer the phone differently and Central Services will be replaced in the policies/procedures as CSP.

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